Using the latest computer aided design systems, machining centres and CNC lathes, Alco design and engineer standard and bespoke products from our “in-house” design office and machine shop facilities. Alco are able to proof test the products to destruction and carry out testing to stringent internationally recognised standards such as BS6755 Part II (Fire testing) among others. Speciality testing is also available with the development of Alco’s own specialist testing bed. Alco equipment is specified by most of the world’s major oil, offshore petrochemical and power generating companies and has significant applications in many other industries. Alco is dedicated to improve and expand it’s product range and ensure the highest standard of safety and reliability in service.
Areas of Use
The Alco Valves team are well equipped to offer valve products and accessories for use in high corrosive areas. Experienced staff are fully versed in the specification requirements to contend with almost any environment or application. When you or your client need to be sure that the valve you are specifying is safe, reliable and cost effective, Alco Valves easily rises to the challenge. Whether a valve is to be used in a refinery, offshore, sub sea, carrying dangerous chemicals or gases, or even within the influencing range of radiation from nuclear reactors, Alco Valves has the ability to offer a product for the application.
Our Team of People
Alco’s staff are the Company’s major asset. Alco Valves is a professionally managed manufacturing and marketing company with the ability to design and innovate quality products. Each team member has extensive experience in their field. All employees are aware of the Company’s mission and the importance of the quality assurance programme and customer satisfaction requirements.
Alco’s wide range of products are available direct from the factory sales department or via a network of stocking distributors. Alco representatives are available 24 hours a day via the latest communication systems including e-mail and live interface via the Internet. Our network of distributors offer support to you and your clients world-wide 365 days a year. With our own “on the ground assets”, partnerships and authorised distributors operating in over thirty countries, Alco is there to assist you and your clients globally. Alco products can be specified and sourced readily and with local support, wherever you are.
Quality Assurance, Safety & Reliability BS5750 now ISO 9000 Series (since 1982)
Quality assurance has acted as a cornerstone in the Company’s success and has contributed greatly to Alco’s worldwide appeal, growth and expansion to date. This is why Alco Valves sought and achieved BS5750 (now ISO9000 series) in 1982. Alco Valves saw the need for consistently reliable and safe products for industrial use earlier than most, which is why BS5750 & ISO9000 series quality assurance systems were implemented in 1982, far sooner than other mainstream valve manufacturers around the world. The quality assurance system has been maintained and regularly audited by Lloyds Register (among others) and their international counterparts ever since. Timely, high quality production and manufacturing techniques have always been employed by Alco to produce precision-engineered valve solutions for some of the world’s largest companies. Clients operating in some of the most inhospitable areas of the world often use Alco valves, therefore our high standards and product reliability counts. Due to Alco’s uncompromising standards of safety, design and reliability, stringent applications at high pressures and temperatures in corrosive environments can be easily dealt with. Every valve product is pressure tested. All materials used to manufacture the major components are traceable and copies of original mill certificates are retained for future reference.
Our Mission Statement
To provide safe, defect free, instrumentation and pipeline products for industrial and scientific use. To meet and exceed our clients requirements, specifications and expectations. To provide customer service second to none, now and into the future.
Company General Policy Statement
Our Company policy is to safely and efficiently design, manufacture, assure quality, integrity test, package, sell and market the Alco brand name of world leading valve products. This offers our clients meaningful advantages whilst remaining forward facing, environmentally conscious and committed to the improvement of safety and the reduction of costs. The Alco Valves range is sold widely in domestic and international market places to recognised industrial and scientific users. We aim to deliver our products on time, at a reasonable cost with a high service level, with the intention of retaining profit for the company. This allows payment of suppliers, overheads and remuneration to our employees with the balance being used for improvement, inward capital investment, expansion, product research and development, certification and approvals by internationally recognised bodies. Millions of Alco products have been successfully installed and are in use by our clients today.